When you use grow lights on plants, they have to have 10 to 12 hours of light every day. This can become expensive, especially when using lights that have a high lumen output. Instead of running these lights for the full time, use LED grow lights for the first and last 2 hours of the light cycle. This simulates sunrise and sunset for the plants, and can save you money, because LED lights use less electricity than other types of grow lights.
Choosing the Colors for Your LED Grow Lights
Plants need different colored light, depending on the phase of growth. During the leafy phase, plants need more blue light, but during the fruit phase they need more red light. With LED grow lights, you can get both colors on the same panel. This allows your plants to achieve optimum growth without you having to purchase different lights or changing lights when they reach different growth stages.